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Download as PDF 8245 Notices Federal Register Vol. 85, No. 30 Thursday, February 13, 2020 This section of the FEDERAL REGISTER contains documents other than rules or proposed rules that are applicable to the public. Notices of hearings and investigations, committee meetings, agency decisions and rulings, delegations of authority, filing of petitions and applications and agency statements of organization and functions are examples of documents appearing in this section. DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE jbell on DSKJLSW7X2PROD with NOTICES February 10, 2020. The Department of Agriculture will submit the following information collection requirement(s) to OMB for review and clearance under the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, Public Law 104–13 on or after the date of publication of this notice. Comments are requested regarding: whether the collection of information is necessary for the proper performance of the functions of the agency, including whether the information will have practical utility; the accuracy of the agency’s estimate of burden including the validity of the methodology and assumptions used; ways to enhance the quality, utility and clarity of the information to be collected; and ways to minimize the burden of the collection of information on those who are to respond, including through the use of appropriate automated, electronic, mechanical, or other technological collection techniques or other forms of information technology should be addressed to: Desk Officer for Agriculture, Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs, Office of Management and Budget (OMB), New Executive Office Building, Washington, DC; New Executive Office Building, 725—17th Street NW, Washington, DC, 20503. Commenters are encouraged to submit their comments to OMB via email to: OIRA_Submission@ omb.eop.gov or fax (202) 395–5806 and to Departmental Clearance Office, USDA, OCIO, Mail Stop 7602, Washington, DC 20250–7602. Comments regarding these information collections are best assured of having their full effect if received by March 16, 2020. Copies of the submission(s) may be obtained by calling (202) 720–8681. 18:34 Feb 12, 2020 Jkt 250001 Description of Respondents: Business or other for-profit; Federal Government. Number of Respondents: 50. Frequency of Responses: Reporting: On occasion; Other (varies). Total Burden Hours: 571. Ruth Brown, Departmental Information Collection Clearance Officer. [FR Doc. 2020–02912 Filed 2–12–20; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3410–02–P Agricultural Marketing Service Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request VerDate Sep<11>2014 An agency may not conduct or sponsor a collection of information unless the collection of information displays a currently valid OMB control number and the agency informs potential persons who are to respond to the collection of information that such persons are not required to respond to the collection of information unless it displays a currently valid OMB control number. Title: Application for Plant Variety Protection Certificate and Objective Description of Variety—Asexually Reproduced Varieties OMB Control Number: 0581-New. Summary of Collection: The Plant Variety Protection Act (PVPA) (December 24, 1970; 84 Stat. 1542, 7 U.S.C. 2321 et seq.) was established to encourage the development of novel varieties of sexually-reproduced plants and make them available to the public, providing intellectual property rights (IPR) protection to those who breed, develop, or discover such novel varieties, and thereby promote progress in agriculture in the public interest. Regulations implementing the PVPA appear at 7 CFR par 92. The 2018 Farm Bill amended section 2402 of the PVPA (7 U.S.C. F;2402) to include asexually reproduced plant varieties. The PVPA is a voluntary user funded program that grants intellectual property ownership rights to breeders of new and novel seed-and tuber-reproduced plant varieties. To obtain these rights the applicant must provide information that shows the variety is eligible for protection and that it is indeed new, distinct, uniform, and stable, as the law requires. Applicants are provided with applications to identify the information that is required to issue a certificate of protection. Need and Use of the Information: Applicants must complete the ST–470, ‘‘Application for Plant Variety Protection Certificate,’’ and the ST–470 series of forms, ‘‘Objective Description of Variety’’ along with other forms. The Agricultural Marketing Service will use the information from the applicant to be evaluated by examiners to determine if the variety is eligible for protection under the PVPA. If the information was not collected applicant would not be able to obtain the protection that the PVPA is intended to provide. PO 00000 Frm 00001 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 COMMISSION ON CIVIL RIGHTS Agenda and Notice of Public Meeting of the New Jersey Advisory Committee Commission on Civil Rights. Announcement of meeting. 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This section of the FEDERAL REGISTER contains documents other than rules 
or proposed rules that are applicable to the public. Notices of hearings 
and investigations, committee meetings, agency decisions and rulings, 
delegations of authority, filing of petitions and applications and agency 
statements of organization and functions are examples of documents 
appearing in this section.

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DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE


Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request

February 10, 2020.
    The Department of Agriculture will submit the following information 
collection requirement(s) to OMB for review and clearance under the 
Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, Public Law 104-13 on or after the date 
of publication of this notice. Comments are requested regarding: 
whether the collection of information is necessary for the proper 
performance of the functions of the agency, including whether the 
information will have practical utility; the accuracy of the agency's 
estimate of burden including the validity of the methodology and 
assumptions used; ways to enhance the quality, utility and clarity of 
the information to be collected; and ways to minimize the burden of the 
collection of information on those who are to respond, including 
through the use of appropriate automated, electronic, mechanical, or 
other technological collection techniques or other forms of information 
technology should be addressed to: Desk Officer for Agriculture, Office 
of Information and Regulatory Affairs, Office of Management and Budget 
(OMB), New Executive Office Building, Washington, DC; New Executive 
Office Building, 725--17th Street NW, Washington, DC, 20503. Commenters 
are encouraged to submit their comments to OMB via email to: 
[email protected] or fax (202) 395-5806 and to Departmental 
Clearance Office, USDA, OCIO, Mail Stop 7602, Washington, DC 20250-
7602.
    Comments regarding these information collections are best assured 
of having their full effect if received by March 16, 2020. Copies of 
the submission(s) may be obtained by calling (202) 720-8681.
    An agency may not conduct or sponsor a collection of information 
unless the collection of information displays a currently valid OMB 
control number and the agency informs potential persons who are to 
respond to the collection of information that such persons are not 
required to respond to the collection of information unless it displays 
a currently valid OMB control number.

Agricultural Marketing Service

    Title: Application for Plant Variety Protection Certificate and 
Objective Description of Variety--Asexually Reproduced Varieties
    OMB Control Number: 0581-New.
    Summary of Collection: The Plant Variety Protection Act (PVPA) 
(December 24, 1970; 84 Stat. 1542, 7 U.S.C. 2321 et seq.) was 
established to encourage the development of novel varieties of 
sexually-reproduced plants and make them available to the public, 
providing intellectual property rights (IPR) protection to those who 
breed, develop, or discover such novel varieties, and thereby promote 
progress in agriculture in the public interest. Regulations 
implementing the PVPA appear at 7 CFR par 92. The 2018 Farm Bill 
amended section 2402 of the PVPA (7 U.S.C. F;2402) to include asexually 
reproduced plant varieties. The PVPA is a voluntary user funded program 
that grants intellectual property ownership rights to breeders of new 
and novel seed-and tuber-reproduced plant varieties. To obtain these 
rights the applicant must provide information that shows the variety is 
eligible for protection and that it is indeed new, distinct, uniform, 
and stable, as the law requires. Applicants are provided with 
applications to identify the information that is required to issue a 
certificate of protection.
    Need and Use of the Information: Applicants must complete the ST-
470, ``Application for Plant Variety Protection Certificate,'' and the 
ST-470 series of forms, ``Objective Description of Variety'' along with 
other forms. The Agricultural Marketing Service will use the 
information from the applicant to be evaluated by examiners to 
determine if the variety is eligible for protection under the PVPA. If 
the information was not collected applicant would not be able to obtain 
the protection that the PVPA is intended to provide.
    Description of Respondents: Business or other for-profit; Federal 
Government.
    Number of Respondents: 50.
    Frequency of Responses: Reporting: On occasion; Other (varies).
    Total Burden Hours: 571.

Ruth Brown,
Departmental Information Collection Clearance Officer.
[FR Doc. 2020-02912 Filed 2-12-20; 8:45 am]
 BILLING CODE 3410-02-P